I actually have a vivid memory of Abraham saying that the chakras are not so much "energy centers" as they are places where energy gets BLOCKED. I really perked up my ears on that one since I had believed the former. They went on to say something like the entire body is supposed to be an energy "center" and when everything is flowing smoothly with no resistance the concept of chakra will be irrelevant (or something like that). This fascinated me of course because of my interest in and use of EFT - what Abraham said jived perfectly with EFT. Perhaps someone can find the quote? I believe it was on the recent Alaska cruise?
Releasing resistance is what Abraham is all about.. and again - what I wrote in my notes at that workshop (of course the notes are long gone but this is a clear memory) is that what we are calling energy centers are "resistance centers" where energy gets blocked.
I am Hindu (by birth and practice) -- so chakras have been part of my religious belief system for the last 35 years or so -- I only got introduced to Abraham 5 months ago -- and I have been trying to reconcile the beliefs of Hinduism vs. Abraham.
In this case, I would agree with Abraham's perspective (a new one for me).
I just want to clarify that Abraham does not say we have to "cleanse" our chakras. Abraham says the best way to release resistance is to focus on what feels good and follow our emotional guidance. As the resistance is released - the chakras (if that construct works for you) will "cleanse" themselves. In fact, as Secondchances said so accurately, putting a lot of attention on the centers of resistance just holds us in that resistant vibration. However, if the construct of "chakra" helps you get a handle on your vibration and what your resistant thought might be.. for the purpose of saying "this is what I don't want" in order to identify what you do want.. then we're on the right track I think.
Thanks Jody1 and secondchances for the input. Viewing the chakras as resistance centers and/or attraction points for negative emotions (I like both terms) feels right on to me. My friend who does bodywork believes that she can physically cleanse her client's chakras, while I am more inclined to believe that the release from resistance occurs more on the level of thought/intention. I took an energy healing class a while back where it was taught that the chakras had to be physically cleansed by scooping out the stuck energy and placing it on the floor. I just couldn't understand this and I really tried. My friend, on the other hand, completely got it and couldn't understand how I didn't feel the same way. It's all good...just different points of view. Thanks for the clarification!
Wow!!!! I just can say wow! Abraham's answer on chakras really shocked me. (in a positive way) I always believed the opposite, like many others.
This explanation of chakras really feels so good!! I always felt on some leve that this chakra thing is a bit strange. I mean that we have just 7 energy centers, but why exactly on those 7 places? Why?
So Abe made it clear, as always!